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S. 100: Default Prevention Act

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A bill to provide guidance and priorities for Federal Government obligations in the event that the debt limit is reached and to provide a limited and temporary authority to exceed the debt limit for priority obligations.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

ICYMI: Cleveland.Com: Sen. Sherrod Brown to Boost Ohio Priorities when he Chairs his First Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] on Feb 18, 2021

Warren Makes the Case for Investing in Green Infrastructure
    — Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] on May 18, 2021

Torres, Fitzpatrick Re-Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reclassify 911 Dispatchers as Protective Service Occupation
    — Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35] on Apr 1, 2021

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Jan 28, 2021

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S. 100 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 100. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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